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EQSportsNet's ASPCA Maclay Finals Webcast to Feature Legend George Morris - Veteran trainer Diane Carney and Superstar Junior rider Victoria Colvin will join Morris on webcast


George Morris

 

Lexington, KY - June 2, 2015 - - The CP National Horse Show announced today that legendary equestrian George Morris has signed on to anchor the EQSportsNet webcast for one of the nation's longest running and most coveted national championships and proving ground for so manyof this nation's best riders, the 2015 ASPCA Maclay National Finals.

 

The ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Trophy contains the names of some of America's great riders, but without question, the most impressive name of all on the trophy is that of the legendary George Morris who led the victory gallop at Madison Square Garden in 1952. Morris, the founding father of horsemanship in America, said of the Maclay Finals, "It's an American heritage, a real tradition in our sport. The purpose of this wonderful discipline of equitation is to encourage good horsemanship. The Maclay has always been a great test."

 

Previous winners include United States Equestrian Team superstar William Steinkraus in 1941 and his teammate and long time Chef D'Equipe of the U.S. team, Frank Chapot in 1948. World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Conrad Homfeld won the championship in 1967 and fellow Olympians Leslie Burr Howard (1972), Peter Wylde (1982) and Katharine Burdsall (1975) all got their start with a victory in the ASPCA Maclay Finals. Other more recent winners include Jessica Springsteen in 2008,

Victoria Colvin

Zazou Hoffman(2009), Hayley Barnhill (2010), Sarah Milleren (2011), Jacob Pope in 2012. The two most recent

winners were Lillie Keenan in 2013 and last year's champion, Victoria Colvin.

 

Victoria Colvin will also join the team and add to the commentary provided by Morris and joining them will be veteran trainer Diane Carney who comes aboard to offer her unique perspective for this vitally important national championship.

 

Colvin, whose victories are too numerous to list is one of the winningest junior riders in United States history. Carney

Diane Carney

has been both an active participant and influential trainer in the hunter and jumper community for many years. Her contributions to the industry extend to the many clinics that she teaches every year, in addition to those that she hosts annually for George H. Morris. In 2008, she was voted 'Horse Person of the Year' by the Illinois Hunter Jumper Association, and she is on the Board of Directors of the USHJA and Vice Chairperson of the Zone 5 USHJA Hunter Committee.

 

EQSportsNet, the all-new equestrian sports broadcast platform that received rave reviews for their debut broadcast just this past week at the famous Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will be providing wall to wall coverage at the CP National Horse Show as well.

 

The ASPCA Maclay will be contested on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The first round will be held on Saturday and the flat phase and the final work off will precede the much anticipated $250,000 Longines CP National Horse Show Grand Prix on Sunday.

 

With nearly $800,000 in prize money offered, this year's show has been designated a CSI-W 5* show by the FEI. The International Open Jumpers will compete for over a half a million dollars in prize money, while the top rated hunter sections have a total purse of $195,000. Meanwhile, $100,000 in total is offered to the Amateur-Owner and U 25 Jumper sections.

 

The CP National Horse Show, for the fourth year in a row, received a top ranking from NARG, the North American Riders Group and was again named the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Horse Show of the Year.

 

The world's best international competitors return for the 2015 CP National Horse Show, which will take place October 27th through November 1st, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

 

 

 

 

 

2015 CP National Horse Show  

Fast Facts 

 

What:

 

The CP National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 27th through November 1st, 2015, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games.

 

Parking:

 

The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the NHS.

 

Directions:

 

The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

 

Information:

 

2245 Stone Garden Lane Lexington, KY 40513

 

Cindy Bozan

 

email: cindy@nhs.org

 

Phone: (859) 608-3709

 

Fax: (866) 285-9496

 

 

Email:

 

Cindy@nhs.org

 

 

Website:

 

www.nhs.org 

 

Shopping:

 

Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

 

Additional Contacts:

 

Vendors - Matt Morrissey at matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com or call (941) 915-3457

 

VIP Table Sales - Cindy Bozan at cindy@nhs.org Phone: (859) 608-3709

 

Advertising and Program Sales - Susie Webb at susie@nhs.org or 301-520-6162

 

Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389

 

or

 

Susie Webb at susie@nhs.org or 301-520-6162

 

 

Hotels:

 

HILTON - DOWNTOWN - 859-231-9000 - Approximately 6 miles

 

CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) - 859 - 233-0512 - Approximately 4 miles

 

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - Approximately 4 miles

 

FOUR POINTS SHERATON - 859-259-1311 - Approximately 4 miles

 

LA QUINTA - 859-231-7551 - Approximately 4 miles

 

KNIGHTS INN - 859-231-0232 - Approximately 4 miles

 

EMBASSY SUITES - 859-455-5000 - Approximately 4 miles

 

MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE - 859-231-5100 - Approximately 4 miles

 

RESIDENCE INN - 859-231-6191 - Approximately 5 miles

 

COURTYARD BY MARRIOT - 859-253-4646 - Approximately 5 miles

 

HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN - 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 miles

 

RAMADA INN - 859-299-1261 - Approximately 6 miles

 

RED ROOF INN - 859-293-2626 - Approximately 6 miles

 

HAMPTON INN - 502-867-4888 - Approximately 6 miles

 

SUPER EIGHT - 502-863-4888 - Approximately 6 miles

 

MICROTEL INN & SUITES - 502-868-8000 - Approximately 6 miles

 

 

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit:

 

www.visitlex.com and  www.georgetownky.com  

 

 

Management:

 

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC

P. O. Box 11428

Lexington, KY 40575-1428

859-233-0492 (phone)

859-233-0495 (fax)

 

email: hakshows@earthlink.net 

 

website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com 

 

Horse Show Secretary:

 

Cindy Bozan

859-608-3709

Email: Cindy@nhs.org 

 

NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

 

Re: News and Information:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

12012 South Shore Blvd

Suite 105

Wellington, FL 33414

561-753-3389 (phone)

561-753-3386 (fax)

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com 

 www.phelpsmediagroup.com